Kirstie Allsopp designs new wallpaper range for B&Q

We asked Kirstie Allsopp what inspired her new wallpaper collection

Elizabeth Ransome

Last week I got chatting to none other than Kirstie Allsopp, and first on our list of topics was her new wallpaper range for B&Q.

There are 3 designs, each in 2 colourways, and all with a delicate but nonetheless eye-catching floral print. Kirstie said; “I have a thing for pattern and wallpaper, I would cover my whole house if I could.”

A notorious collector, Kirstie was inspired by designs from her mounting collection of knick-knacks. All the cushions, fabrics and even vases that she has ferried away over the years have “finally come into use. Invariably on a Saturday my husband, kids and I will visit an antiques fair, and I will always pick up something just because I fall in love with it.”

This passion translated onto her wallpaper designs; “at the end of the day, it’s about doing something you love in your home.”

The wallpapers will be on sale at B&Q in October, starting from £19.98.

Looking for more wallpaper ideas and advice? Visit our bedroom and living room wallpaper idea galleries, and guide to striping wallpaper. Plus, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest interiors news; you never know who else we might bump into!

Elizabeth Ransome, Editorial Assistant

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